The geography of the British Isles, Volume 2

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Page 100 - We were now treading that illustrious island, which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish, if it were possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses ; whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity...
Page 268 - THERE is not in the wide world a valley so sweet, As that vale in whose bosom the bright waters meet ; Oh ! the last rays of feeling and life must depart, Ere the bloom of that valley shall fade from my heart.
Page 74 - England is bounded on the north by Scotland, on the east by the North Sea, on the south by the English Channel, and on the west by the Atlantic Ocean, St.
Page 3 - PRESIDENT'S. Ag-uadilla, the name of a district and of its principal town and port in the extreme northwestern part of the island of Porto Rico. The district is bounded on the north and west by the Atlantic Ocean, on the east by the district of Arecibo, and on the south by the district of Mayaguez.
Page 179 - Causeway is a kind of quay, projecting from the base of a steep promontory some hundred feet into the sea : it is composed of the heads of pillars of basalt, which are placed in close contact with each other, forming a sort of polygonal pavement, somewhat like the appearance of a solid honeycomb. The pillars are jointed, and their articulation curiously exact, the convex termination of one joint always...
Page 179 - On a minute examination, each pillar is found to be separable into joints, whose articulation is neat and compact beyond expression ; the convex termination of one joint always meeting a concave socket in the next...
Page 179 - Oa a minute inspection, each pillar is found to be separable into several joints, whose articulation is neat and compact beyond expression, the convex termination of one joint always meeting a concave socket in the next ; besides which, the *
Page 176 - It is bounded on the north and east by the Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the Caribbean Sea, and on the west by the Mona Channel, which separates Puerto Rico from Santo Domingo.
Page 180 - The sides of each column are unequal among themselves, but the contiguous sides of adjoining columns are always of equal dimensions, so as to touch in all their parts. " Though the angles be of various magnitudes, yet the sum of the contiguous angles of adjoining pillars always makes up four right ones. Hence there are no void spaces among the basal tes, the surface of the Causeway exhibiting to view a regular and compact pavement of polygon stones.
Page 291 - It is situated between 41 18' and 42 N. latitude, and 71 8' and 71 52' W. longitude. It is bounded on the north and east by Massachusetts, on the south by the Atlantic Ocean, and on the west by Connecticut.

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